Linda Eirhart, Assistant Director, Horticulture, Curator, Plants writes:
It’s coming! The spears of the Glory-of-the-Snow are emerging and the flowers are opening in the warmer pockets of the garden such as the East Terrace.
Then one day, as if by magic, the bank turns a bright, electric blue. Primarily responsible for this azure phase is glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa forbesii), which spills over the edges of the March Bank and has established secondary pools of color at some distance in the landscape. – Ruth N. Joyce in The Winterthur Guide to Color in Your Garden, 2004.
Stay tuned for updates on the status of the blue phase of the March Bank!
In the meantime, this is the time to enjoy the snowdrops and snowflakes throughout the garden.